A study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (Nov, 2009) studied middle aged people and their diets. Their conclusion was: “In middle-aged participants, a processed food dietary pattern is a risk factor for depression 5 years later, whereas a whole food pattern is protective.”
Many of the chronic diseases that plague us are now being associated with underlying inflammation in the body. What is inflammation caused by? The typical Western diet which is high in processed foods, fat and sugar.
The message is: Change your diet, change your mood.
Focus on eating more fruits and vegetables, less animal protein and more vegetarian protein (beans, lentils, soy), more fish and you can count on feeling happier!!
For more information on the anti-inflammatory diet – check out the anti-inflammatory diet pyramid at www.drweil.com